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Tivoli streamlines SAN management

Tivoli Systems Inc. announced the debut of Tivoli Storage Network Manager, a tool aimed at streamlining storage area network (SAN) deployment and management tasks with one solution. The Storage Network Manager simplifies the task of managing information across multiple platforms and operating environments typical in a SAN, enabling customers to leverage best-of-breed technology through tools like SAN topology discovery, resource allocation, disk resource automation, and continuous SAN component monitoring. Tivoli Storage Network Manager will be available in the fourth quarter of 2000 directly from Tivoli and its business partners.

Tivoli to manage IBM e-Server family

Not only is Tivoli Systems out to manage your SAN, the company is also making its mark on IBM's newly branded e-Server line. Tivoli announced its integrated e-business management solutions will be available to customers who purchase IBM's e-servers. Tivoli's product family including Tivoli SecureWay, Tivoli Storage Management, Tivoli Pervasive Management and Service Delivery Solutions will all be available across the IBM e-server range.

HBA's: the next generation

JNI Corp.'s, newest 2 Gb/s products are now available for beta testing. The 2 Gb/s Ready FibreStar FCE-6460 Fibre Channel-to-PCI and FCE-1473 Fibre Channel-to-SBus host bus adapters (HBAs), based on JNI's new Emerald IV Fibre Channel controller. The 2 Gb/s Ready FibreStar HBAs have been tested and qualified on a variety of operating system platforms, including servers and storage subsystems. By the beta shipping date, the HBAs will be running on Sun Microsystems Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT. Subsequent driver releases will include Windows 2000, Hewlett Packard HP-UX, IBM AIX, Novell NetWare and Red Hat Linux. JNI was the first Fibre Channel company to introduce 2 Gigabit-per-second (2 Gb/s) technology to the market.

Unix DriverSuite debut

JNI is pulling double duty as well this week with the announcement of the general availability of two new drivers for the JNI Unix DriverSuite for servers and systems running under the Hewlett Packard HP-UX operating system and the IBM AIX operating system. The new HP-UX and AIX drivers operate with all JNI FibreStar PCI HBAs using the Emerald ASIC controller including the single ported FCE-3210 and FCE-6410, as well as the dual independent-port FCE2-6410 and FCE2-6412 adapters. The HP-UX and AIX drivers operate under all three Fibre Channel topologies -- switched fabric, arbitrated loop and point-to-point. HP-UX is also bundled with EZ Fibre configuration and management software, which simplifies installation and maintenance of the JNI HBAs.

The HP-UX and AIX drivers will begin shipping with all Emerald III-based JNI HBAs, and are available for download off JNI's Web site:

Overland doubles capacity of AIT LibraryPro

Tape backup developer, Overland Data Inc.'s, AIT LibraryPro will support Sony Electronics' newly announced AIT-3 tape drive technology, effectively doubling storage capacity and performance. With the addition of new AIT-3 drives, Overland's LibraryPro offers configurations from 700 G Bytes to 47 T Bytes of capacity and transfer rates from 10.8 G Bits/hr. up to 1.85 T Bits/hr. The LibraryPro with new AIT-3 tape drives will be available in mid-2001.

ADIC gets Win2k certification

Also in the world of tape, Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) announced that its FastStor DLT autoloader has received Windows 2000 certification from Microsoft Corp., enabling it to appear as a native storage option directly within the Windows 2000 operating system. FastStor products offer as much as 560G Bytes of capacity at throughput speeds of up to 6 MB/second. List price for FastStor autoloaders start at $4795.

Dataram provides memory for Compaq ProLiant

Dataram Corp.'sgigabyte-class memory products are now available for Compaq's ProLiant rack-mounted DL580 and ML570 servers. Dataram is offering advanced 100MHz ECC memory for the DL580 and ML570 in 1, 2 and 4 G Byte capacities. These memory offerings enhance the 4-way interleave architecture featured in both the DL580 and ML570, increasing system bandwidth and memory performance. List Prices range from $3,353 to $23,862.

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